Dr. Charles H. Henderson III (BS ’61, Med ’65, ’72) is the kind of person who listens and learns. As the Medical School Foundation’s representative to the University’s Council of Foundations, he heard Locke Ogens, then representing the College Foundation, speak passionately about the pressing need to plan for the generational turnover of faculty as members of the baby boom reach retirement age.
The Richmond chapter of the Walter Ridley Scholarship Program raised $1 million for the Clarence Cain Endowed Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship given to an outstanding African-American high school student from the Richmond area. Having achieved this milestone, the fund awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the first time last spring.
In fall 1984 a story of quiet generosity unfolded that could have happened only at UVA.